Back in high school, when I barely could play bar chords, my friend John Ter Louw and I decided to start a band together. We called it John and Jim’s Band. When our friend Adam Brown joined on drums we called the band John and Jim’s Band with New Drummer Adam. When Joe Tekippe joined on guitar we called it John and Jim’s Band with New Drummer Adam and Awesome guitarrist Joe. But it was getting to be a mouth-full so we usually just went by John and Jim’s Band.
This was between 1993 and 1995, before I really knew what the internet was. When I went off to college and started to figure out how to make simple web sites, the John and Jim’s band site was one of the first I made. But it sat dormant for a few years. I moved my web server a couple times, and some of the files got lost. Most of the links were broken etc.
So when Adam recently contacted me asking if he could get copies of some of the songs we recorded, I decided it was a good excuse to fix the site. I have left the design mostly intact to reflect my web skills of the period. But I fixed the links. I added better quality mp3s for download. Made what was once an overly compressed quicktime movie into a youtube link.
If you were into programming in the 1980s and 90s you probably know about Q-basic. It was a simple DOS based programming language that was easy to use. My friends Dave Stevenson and George Biggs helped me learn it and I made a game about John and Jim’s band. That’s up on the fixed site as well.
BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! If you have any old photos of John and Jim’s band, please email them to me! I can’t find the files I originally had, and I’d like to add more to the photo album section. Which I have for now left with a bunch of broken links.
Over the Holidays I went to St Louis and played drums while Dave made up songs with Walter and Justin. Well DAve just stepped it up and did some overdubs and made a video for one of the songs. It’s called “texting”. Check out more fun stuff on Misung’s new blog!
Just saw the old pals Bloodweiser perform at Fontana’s in NYC. I shot a couple songs with the 3-D camera and again posted them on youtube. The camera gets better results with brighter light but it does work. If you don’t have the old red/cyan glasses lying around from those 3-D comics or Hannah Montana movie, just chose “crosseye” view and cross your eyes till the left and right images merge in the middle. click here to view the video below on the youtube site and get all the 3-D options.
I recently updated my online portfolio This move was long overdue. There was a lot of stuff up there that I didnt like anymore and it hadn’t been updated for about 3 years. Well, now it represents my current work a bit better. I even have a couple bits of Flash animation up there.